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Greenane West Mountain For origin of name, see Greenane. Tipperary County, in Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam Lists, Conglomerate & purple sandstone Bedrock

Height: 787m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 74 Grid Reference: R91253 23991
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Longitude: -8.129152, Latitude: 52.367872 , Easting: 191253, Northing: 123991 Prominence: 39.26m,  Isolation: 1.3km
ITM: 591204 624041,   GPS IDs, 6 char: GrnnWs, 10 char: GrnnWest
Bedrock type: Conglomerate & purple sandstone, (Slievenamuck Conglomerate Formation)

Greenane West is the 54th highest place in Ireland.

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Picture: Quad bikers and a motorbike scrambler doing their worst near Lough Muskry
kernowclimber on Greenane West, 2010
by kernowclimber  12 Feb 2010
Quite apart from the devastating effect these quadbikers and mortorbike scramblers had on the ground, the incessant noise from their machines and the smell of petrol fumes really spoilt our walk. We were glad to escape into the gully and scramble away and out of sight of them. Trackback:
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Picture: Looking west from south slope of Greenane West. Black Road can just be seen in the left background
24km Galtee Hike
by SpiritOf84  15 Aug 2015
Bagged Greenane West (786m) during a 24km hike over the Galtees on Thursday. Took the Black Road to the cairn under Galtybeg. The plan was to go east from here to Greenane (802m) but when Galtymore winks at you on such a glorious day it's hard to ignore her! There were a lot of walkers with the same idea - we met about 20-30 people over the course of the day (which is unusual for a Thursday). Refreshment stop at the top of Galtymore while spotting quite a bit of raptor activity (peregrine falcons possibly). Then down to Galtybeg and east to Greenane West.

Negotiating the peat hags to the summit was energy sapping and the tiny cairn at the summit didn't exactly provide any overwhelming sense of fulfilment. Marched on a bit further to our turning point at O'Loughlin's Castle (Greenane will have to wait for another day as the detour to Galtymore had eaten too far into our time).

Our return journey to the Black Road took us around the southern slope of Greenane West to avoid the worst of the peat hags (in hindsight it would probably have been easier to have ascended from this side too - albeit a bit steeper). The views down the valley to Glengarra Wood to our left were spectacular. When the Black Road comes into view keep an eye on it to make sure you don't descend below it's level as you'll face a steep climb back up to it when you get around there. An thoroughly enjoyable six hours to complete.
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Picture: Looking back down the gully towards the unnamed lough
mcrtchly on Greenane West, 2010
by mcrtchly  12 Feb 2010
We climbed Greenane last weekend, basically using the same route discribed by Portamb. This follows the right most gulley in the coum wall at the rear of Lough Muskry and is gully No. 1 in Lynch's book on Munsters Mountains. It would have been nice to have done one of the harder gullies but there was still quite a bit of snow in all the gullies. Descended by Borheen Lough and the valley back to the car park. Route finding was difficult as it was getting dark and we could not find much of a track so we mainly followed the edge of the forest until we picked up a stream which turns into the yellow road shown on the OSI map.

The only spoiler (besides twisting my ankle) on to a fine trip was seeing the landscape being churned up and the bog destroyed by quad bikers and cross country motorcyclists around Lough Muskry. The area is probably an SAC (Special Area of Conservation) under the Habitats Directive and as such damage to the habitat would be a criminal offence. Trackback:
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mneary34 on Greenane West, 2004
by mneary34  30 Oct 2004
In mist navigating a route along the three Greenanes requires preparation and disciplined route finding by pacing and bearings in terrain which is somewhat featureless except for O'Loughlins Castle as shown in the photo. Trackback:
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Picture: D boys
alan_shealy on Greenane West, 2006
by alan_shealy  7 Feb 2006
Greenane West ain't anything remarkable (especially in fog) except for being roughly the half way point if you're doing the length of the galtees. From the reservoir in Scarrough Woods above Cahir (S014246 A) it takes about 4 hours to reach (via Slieveanard, Sturrakeen and Greenane East (good lunch spot (photo))). From here another 4.5 hours to the village of Anglesborough (via Galybeg, Mor, wall, Lyracappul, and Temple Hill (not an easy climb to finish the day!)). Not one i'd recommend on a cloudy day (which it most certainly was on 22/01/06) and whether to do our route or reverse is debatable (do you want the temple hill climb at the end of the day or the 3 hour slog across bog on the east side?). Whatever you do don't start (or finish) at Ballydavid youth hostel, it's cheating! Trackback:
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Picture: O'Loughlins Castle's white ramparts
adodsk on Greenane West, 2009
by adodsk  10 Feb 2009
Approaching the white castle on Saturday 7th February 2009. Trackback:
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